Occupants smell gas again at Bond St building

Fire crews at the Bond St buildings earlier this week. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Fire crews at the Bond St buildings earlier this week. Photo: Gregor Richardson
Evacuated occupants of a central Dunedin building have been allowed back in after firefighters investigated the source of another reported smell of gas this afternoon.

It was the second time this week crews had been called to Norwich House in Bond St.

The building had been evacuated after Fire and Emergency New Zealand were alerted to a smell of gas at 4.12pm today, and part of the street was also cordoned off.

Occupants re-entered the building at 4.50pm.

A Fenz spokesman said firefighters wearing breathing apparatus and carrying gas detectors had checked the building, and reported that a smell was coming from a sewerage breather outlet on top of the building roof.

On Tuesday morning, Norwich House and neighbouring Consultancy House, also in Bond St, were evacuated after a smell of gas was reported.

Fire crews found no evidence of a dangerous gas leak at the time.

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